Ranked fourth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020

February 28, 2020

Golden Lane Housing is thrilled to have received a 3 star accreditation from Best Companies and named fourth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2020.

Alongside receiving the highest accolade for work place engagement for the third year running, we are ranked the best supported housing landlord in the country.

The ranking is based on a staff survey rating the organisation in eight categories. The results show that 97%% of staff agree that GLH is run on strong values and principles. 94% of staff stated the experience gained in their job is valuable for their future. 98% of staff said they believe they make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation.

Training and development is such an important part of a healthy career and we have developed skills across the board with coaching, courses and workshops. This will continue with further focus on coaching for managers to manage and lead in the most effective way possible.

John Verge, chief executive at Golden Lane Housing said, “It’s a momentous occasion for Golden Lane Housing. We are truly delighted to be an extraordinary organisation and receive an award at the ceremony in London. We jumped eight places from the previous year to fourth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For. We are continually improving the way we work that benefits our staff and tenants, which is reflected in these achievements.”

Staff explain their experience of working at Golden Lane Housing

Adele Currie, people business partner:

“I am so very proud to work for Golden Lane Housing and be recognised in the Top 5 of The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For. This is down to every individual within the teams, and the brilliant managers at all levels. We work hard, we challenge ourselves and we always look for ways to improve. I love the working relationships that exist and that as a collective we support each other in delivering a fantastic housing solution to people with a learning disability.”

Rebecca Allen, receptionist:

“I’ve worked at Golden Lane Housing for six years, it’s a great organisation. I’ve got a learning disability. Right from the start they saw the potential in me; they gave me opportunities to grow and develop in my work and as a person. Everyone is really friendly and people help and support each other. I started on reception doing administration duties and have supported other teams along the way. Now I’m ready for a new challenge. I’ve begun working with housing and development teams to increase my skills so I can apply for other roles within Golden Lane Housing.

I’m a different person to when I first started because I’ve learnt so much and my confidence has grown. Time has flown by. It’s not just about work, it’s the people who work here. Staff have helped and supported me when I’ve needed it – it’s been invaluable and has motivated me to achieve goals.”

Shehzad Hussain, finance analyst:

“GLH is built on the values which are displayed and followed by everyone. The working culture is fantastic as every single employee goes an extra mile to help others. We are a team who always put our tenants first, and strives to give them the best experience they can have. We listen, we discuss and we implement strategies which are beneficial to our tenants.”

Vicky Stent, housing coordinator:

“I only started working for GLH five months ago, everyone is so warm and welcoming and have settled in already. The work each and every one of us do at GLH is essential to ensuring our tenants and their families receive the highest standard of service and our tenants can live happy in their own homes.”

Lily Sloan, interim leasehold officer:

“Everyone at GLH is focused on achieving the best for our tenants and meets every challenge with so much positivity. It’s a great environment to work in.”

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